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List of Pros and Cons of Living in Canada

Every country has certain strengths and weaknesses. The strengths help the citizens while the weaknesses become challenges or shortcomings. Canada is no different. While many countries have more weaknesses than strengths, living in Canada is largely satiating. There are some hiccups here and there which we shall discuss in this article.

List of Pros of Living in Canada

1. Canada is a massive landmass.
It is home to some of the most amazing falls and coasts or beaches, the flora and fauna is rich, so is the wildlife and the climate is demanding but quite exciting at the same time. Living in Canada will offer you a plenty of activities or adventures. You can go sailing, fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, camping and you can explore a fascinating world. There is no dearth of attraction or adventure in Canada.

2. Canada is home to people from all across the world.
You would find French, Italians, Germans, Brits, Chinese, Indians, Nigerians, Kenyans, Australians, Kiwis, Russians and of course Americans, Mexicans, Brazilians and even people from some of the smaller and lesser known countries. Canada is truly a cosmopolitan society.

3. Canada is one of the safest countries in the world.
Not only is it relatively safe from the threat of terrorism, even local crime rates including petty crimes are not alarming. While the developed world is usually less violent than the developing or underdeveloped world, petty crimes are quite commonplace in the United States and the United Kingdom. Canada stands out in comparison.

4. Living in Canada is truly satiating because of several programs operated by the state.
The provincial and federal governments have social welfare schemes such as quality healthcare, excellent education and benefits.

5. Living in Canada is your gateway to an amazing world that you wouldn’t get to see elsewhere.
If you think the cities of Canada are mesmerizing then you need to explore the outback or the sparsely populated tourist hubs. They are simply spellbinding.

6. Canada has good relations with most countries in the world.
This makes it easier for people to immigrate, travel on tourist visas and you can even become expat Canadians with ease.

List of Cons of Living in Canada

1. The healthcare system of Canada is not perfect.
It is severely flawed and that can inconvenience you if you don’t have sufficient cash at hand or medical insurance. The wait times are particularly harrowing.

2. Living in Canada is about living according to the rules.
There is government intervention or presence in almost everything you do.

3. Living in Canada is costly.
The wages are lower than what they should be given the cost of living.